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Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

An airline executive refuses to believe that pilot error by his friend caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Ernest K. Gann (book), Harold Medford (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Sam McBane
Nancy Kwan ... Sally Fraser
Rod Taylor ... Capt. Jack Savage
Suzanne Pleshette ... Martha Webster
Jane Russell ... Jane Russell
Wally Cox ... Ralph Bundy
Nehemiah Persoff ... Ben Sawyer
Mark Stevens ... Mickey Doolan
Max Showalter ... Dan Crawford
Constance Towers ... Peg Burke
Howard St. John ... Mark Hutchins
Robert J. Wilke ... Stillman (as Robert Wilke)
Bert Freed ... Dillon
Dort Clark ... Ted Wilson
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Llewlyn
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Storyline

Airliner crashes near Los Angeles due to unusual string of coincidences. Stewardess, who is sole survivor, joins airline executives in discovering the causes of the crash. Written by Arthur H. Olsen <102526.2017@compuserve.com>

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He played with death to prove a theory See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Thriller | War

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezwinger des Todes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,525,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,200,000, 31 December 1964
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlton Heston was offered the lead role on the same day he was both offered " The Satan Bug" and " The Agony and the Ecstasy ". He chose to play Michelangelo in " The Agony and the Ecstasy ". See more »

Goofs

When Capt. McBane (Glenn Ford) is in his flight jacket, his captain bars are replaced with a lieutenant's single bar. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jack Savage: When your number's up, why fight it, right? And if its not, why worry about it?
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Version of Island in the Sky (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung at various times by Rod Taylor
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Excellent Movie
27 November 2003 | by L_ForsterSee all my reviews

A terrific movie, Glenn Ford, Rod Tayler, and Suzanne Pleshette give wonderful performances. Not only a suspenseful movie, but it also one which makes a person think. Maybe some things are just meant to be. I just wish it was available on Video or DVD.


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